February 27, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 27, 2017
I'm a Poll Man:
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll gives PRESIDENT TRUMP a 44-percent job approval rating, a record low for a new commander in chief. Almost half the respondents --48 percent-- disagree with Trump's performance so far.
No surprise of the partisan divide, with 85-percent of Republicans approving of the job Trump has done, compared with just nine-percent of Democrats. By one comparison, Trump's four-percent net negative rating at the point in his presidency compares with GEORGE H.W. BUSH, who had a net positive rating of 45-percent this early in his presidency.
Roughly one-third of respondents in the new poll --32 percent-- also believe Trump has shown since the inauguration that he is not up for the job.
However, in that same poll, 51-percent of Americans said the media is too critical of Trump, while 41-percent think news organizations have been fair and objective. (Pacelli)
February 24, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 24, 2017
Those @$#%* Foreigners: BAO BAO, the three-year-oldAmerican-born panda cub, has arrived safely in China. The panda had to be shipped to China from its home in Washington, DC's National Zoo so it could eventually join the panda breeding program there. Bao Bao was born ...
February 23, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 23, 2017
At the local Cop Shop: Children are usually told that if they ever need help they should call police. Apparently that includes asking for help with homework. A 10-year-old Ohio girl sent a Facebook message to police when she couldn't figure out her math problems. ...
February 22, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 22, 2017
Idle gossip & unconfirmed rumors: The fine coeds at Penn State got quite a surprise when DNCE popped onto the stage during their annual dance marathon (called "Thon") to raise money for childhood cancer patients. The NY Post's Page Six gossip column reports JOE ...
February 21, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 21, 2017
TV Briefs: Would you wanna see a reboot of "Happy Days"? TED McGINLEY, who played basketball coach Roger Phillips on the original show, says he'd love to revisit it and it should be done as a Netflix project, which has already done sequels for "Arrested ...
February 20, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 20, 2017
President's Day: Welcome to President's Day 2017. What's open? Any place that can legitimately hold a President's Day sale. Some Presidential Quotes: --"A man who reads nothing at all is better educated than a man who reads nothing but newspapers." Thomas Jefferson ...
February 17, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 17, 2017
Culture Shock: Yesterday was protest day for millions of immigrant workers across the US. "A Day Without Immigrants" was supposed to show what the country would be like without immigrants. There were marches in many cities across the country, and reports that ...
February 16, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 16, 2017
Political Racket /Dirty Tricks: You could have made some money if you'd bet ANDREW PUZDER would be the next cabinet official to resign. British betting site PaddyPower.com has odds for "The Next Member of the Trump Administration to Resign" and was giving Puzder 16/1 ...
February 15, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 15, 2017
Sucking the life out of the wire services: A-listers ain't joking around when they say it's an "honor to be nominated" for an Academy Award, particularly because the nod comes with so many free goodies! The UK's Daily Mail reports that this year's batch of stars ...
February 14, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 14, 2017
It's Ferris Wheel Day: (marking the birthday of GEORGE WASHINGTON GALE FERRIS, 1859. By the way, the first Ferris Wheel was built in 1893 for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago). Sidebar: world's tallest Ferris Wheels: Until 2006, the world's tallest Ferris ...